Thursday, January 20, 2011

Blog Hop Projects & A Challenge for YOU! Win goodies :)



Welcome to the Love is in the Air Blog Hop.  Hosted be ME and featuring the fabulous stamps by Samantha Peyton of SP & Company.   This is the very first stop on the hop, so if you're ready to get started - you're in the right place :)

Hello everyone!  I am SO excited today.  There is a prize at EVERY stop on the hop - and the grand prize could be chosen from any of the blogs - which is any 2 SP & Company sets of your choice!


Today we are inspiring you with projects that have a love theme.  Valentine's, wedding, or anniversary type projects.  SP & Company has some new stamps out perfect for those types of occasions.


Be sure and hit all 7 stops, leaving comments to be entered to win prizes along the way.  After you gather all your inspiration come right back here and enter the challenge at the end of this post for yet ANOTHER chance to win! 


So, that's the hop basics - onto my projects!  I went ahead and made 2 for you today.


This first one is a mailbox from the Target $1 spot that I embellished with a whole bunch of SP & Company stamps.


The sets I used for the front are:
Lovely Labels - which I added Fruit Punch Stickles to
I Love Love - for the word Love 
Mix and Match Sentiments : Basics - to spell "This Valentine's Day"



The sets I used for the side are:
I Love Love - for the word on the flag and also the XOXOXO
Hearty Hearts Backgrounds - for the heart pattern on both sides of the paper
I also attached some cute pink ribbon to make the sides look a little more polished.


I also made a simple tag for you today using my Cricut along with my SP & Company Stamps.

I used the Sweethearts Cartridge

The frog is from page 42 - and is cut at 3.5 inches

 
The tag is from page 74 - and is cut at 5.5 inches

To embellish my froggie I used the Cuttlebug Folder Tiny Bubbles

I added some googly eyes, Gold Stickles for the crown, and drew a line to accent his mouth

I added a light blue strip of paper punched with Stampin' Up's Scallop Border Punch

I found the PERFECT sentiment for this little frog "Kiss Kiss" it's from Ultimate Sentiments I

So, whether you love to use your Cricut, or are more into stamping - or enjoy both like me you can do fabulous projects with SP & Company stamps :)

I am giving away Ultimate Sentiments I

All you have to do to be entered to win is tell me which of the two projects I shared today you like best.  It is best if you also leave a way for me to get a hold of you if you win.  Comments will be allowed on the 20th and 21st.  Winners for all prizes will be announced on Sunday, the 22nd. 

By commenting on this post you will also have an entry for the grand prize, which is any 2 SP & Company stamp sets of your choice!  That will be chosen at random from any of the blogs in today's hop!

Right below the blog line up is information on a challenge - but you will want to go gather inspiration and enter for your prizes at all the other blogs first - so here is the lineup.

Amber - Staying Crafty - you are here now, 
and can come back to complete the challenge later 


Next you are going to go visit Momo - Made By Momo


In case you want to see the rest of lineup here are the other gals that will come after Momo.  You won't want to miss anyone :)




So, after all that fun and inspiration maybe you're feeling creative and would like to make a project of your own! 

I am issuing a challenge to you!  There are 2 parts to it.

Create a project that has some type of love theme, wedding, anniversary, Valentine's, etc.

It also has to have something to do with wrapping a gift, or holding something like Valentine cards or candy.  You can make a bag, a box, a tag, etc.  You can alter an existing item or make something from scratch. There are a lot of possibilities here!  No cards or scrapbook pages.


Here are the rules:
This must be a new project made for the challenge
If you are posting this from your blog say it was made for the challenge and link back to this blog
If you do not have a blog that is fine, use Photo Bucket, Flickr, or another hosting site
Follow the challenge guidelines for your project


When you have followed the above guidelines you can enter your project below for a chance to win...
You will have about 1 week to enter your project. The link collection tells you how much time is left before it closes.  I will draw the winner the next day, at random.  Have fun and good luck! I can't wait to see your fabulous creations :)



126 comments:

BugBites said...

I really like your frog tag- he looks like he has the perfect person in mind for that kiss :)
you can find me at www.bugbites411.blogspot.com

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

Love the mailbox, frog is adorable.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Craft Junkie Too said...

great projects Amber - thanks for inviting me to hop along today. :)
♥Tracy

Elaine said...

Amber,
Love both projects!
The frog is my favorite, I just love froggies!

Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)

ExpressionsByElaine.blogspot.com

Marianne said...

Amber, both of your projects are super adorable. It is hard for me to pick which project I like the best because the mailbox makes me think of my daughter and the door hanger makes me think of my son. Since I *have* to pick only one I will go with the mailbox because I love how you made your own paper using stamps.

Thank you for sharing.

Marianne S.
sthquilter at gmail dot com
www.paperorfabric.blogspot.com

Tabitha said...

Ok I love them both. If I had to pick one, I really like the mailbox idea. My kids would love that. Thanks for sharing now hopping along...

Tess said...

Ooh the froggie is my favorite! He's just so adorkable. :)

Tess (lil.ninja.peacock@gmail.com)

hla2425 said...

Love, Love your frog tag!!! Thanks for hosting the blog hop...

hla2425@yahoo.com

Breanne said...

I love both but the frog is my favorite. Great use of a cuttle bug embossing folder, I have several of these and am trying to figure out more ways to use them.

Breanne
clemmensen2007@att.net

allie. said...

I really like the mailbox from Target that you jazzed up! I never thought about taking an item and remaking it or making it cuter. AWESOME idea!

Allie
iheartnavyblue006@gmail.com

Summer said...

What a great hop this is going to be, I will head on over to momo's next! I like both of your projects and love the "kiss kiss" stamp, but I would have to say that the mail boxes are my fav because my girls would love to make these too!

slotr04-scrapjazz said...

I LOVE THEM BOTH!!! Such a hard decision!!! I guess I am going to go with the mailbox. It is so neat!!! Thanks for such inspiration on a snowy snowy day!!!

slotr04 at yahoo dot com

Marlene said...

Your projects are BOTH adorable - but I'd have to say the mailbox tickles my fancy most right now...because I'm imagining that it's filled with loads and loads of chocolate! :)

mereshupe said...

I love the frog tag....so CUTE!!


Meredith
mcshupe@att.net

Bethany said...

Very pretty! I have a secret stash of those mailboxes just in case they are ever hard to find. LOL

Hobbie said...

The mailbox is perfect for my 5th grader to take to school to hold Valentines. Thanks for the idea!

Kerie said...

I really like your mailbox - I have been making some of them too... but lots more to do!! Thanks for the blog hop :-)

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Penny said...

I would have to choose the mailbox also. It is so adorable. Thank you for a chance to win and I hope I can do something for the challenge, but not sure about the time.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ok so they are both super cute, but I have to say the frog tag won my heart! How could you look at him and not smile? I love it! And thank you for setting up this awesome blog hop, I love these things!
Lisa
summer_sunset54 at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

Great projects! I had some of these little mailboxes in my hot little hands yesterday at Target and ended up putting them back. I would have to say that your frog tag is my favorite of your two projects. He is Cuttlebugged perfectly!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Your projects are so cute - great inspiration. And Sami-stamps are wonderful!

Brenda said...

I love them both, but the door hanger has got me. I love frogs

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Alex said...

great hop :) I like them both equally, but if I have to chose, then the mailbox :)

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HUGS !

Reneeleeak said...

Both of your projects are great! My favorite is the frog tag though 'cause that's just the way I am... I more of a cutesie-funny person and not so mushy. ☺
Thanks for the hop!
reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

Kerry--Momma K said...

Both projects are great but I really like the mailbox. I like that you have kept your blog to just 7 blogs. Thanks for sharing.
Kerry

mommakcrafts.blogspot.com

Karen said...

Both are adorable but my favorite would be the mailbox. I would of never thought of decorating it like you did.

Kwillis_15@yahoo.com

Rosie said...

I love the frog tag, it is too cute! I think I will add these to an order im making for a daycare class for valentines day.

rmini@satx.rr.com

Carrie K said...

I LOVE that frog tag. The embossing makes it perfect!! So cute!!
Carrie
carriedan1 at live dot com

Faith-Abigail Designs said...

I like the second project best. I used that same frog and a "Kiss Me" sentiment for my valentines last year.

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Kathy's-Krafts said...

I love them both...but to make a decision I have to choose the frog...I just love frogs...thanks so much for hosting this hop as well as the chance to win.
kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
http://www.kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com/

tt.scraps said...

Like both of the projects!! My fave would be the tag though....love the embossing! I did find the mailboxes at my Target too! I will have to try both of these projects!
Thanks!!!
Tammy

tiarog said...

Love the mailbox, thinking I need to get to target and pick a couple up that I can send to my boys. Love the frog, I never would have thought to go to sweethearts for a frog he sure is cut.
Thank you
TiaD
tiarog@comcast.net

Josie0602 said...

I love that mailbox! It is so cute!!!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing your projects, love them both.
jman4@ocmcast.net

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing, I love the mailbox, I bought a couple of those last year, and they are still waiting to be altered, you inspired me to pull them out! Thanks for the chance to win! Wendy
rebatw@yahoo dot com

Crafting in the pines said...

I think there both cute but I really like the frog!!
Cherie
Nokitten at hotmail dot com
Cheriescraps.blogspot.com

Mary Jean said...

both are so cute! BUT....the frog tag just makes me want that cartridge even more...off to stalk ebay!

Becky Dunham said...

Hi Amber - Cute projects! I like the mailbox but I think I like the froggy even better! He is just so adorable! This hop and challenge look like fun! I am a new follower :)

rdunham at q dot com

BunnyFreak said...

The frog is my favorite. I would love to have cool sentiments like this for my cricut creations.

Anne said...

Wow! What a fun blog hop and cool challenge. If I have time to enter, I surely will. Love the cute froggy and mailbox, too!

Anne
lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com
Trinkets-n-Treasures.Artfire.com

McVic said...

I love the mail box. They dont have any at Target where I am. Its very cute!! Im excited for the challenge the ideas are just flowing!]
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

I love the frog. He is the BEST. I so love frogs. my kids would love something like this. thanks for the blog hop

matilds425@gmail.com

Cheryl Gaffney said...

I love the mail box!! :) I could see altering it to match a number of holidays or events! :)

TFS and for the chance to win,
Cheryl @ CardsbyCG.blogspot.com

mahuntington said...

The frog takes number one from me. I love his little smirk. He knows he's cute and going to get a kiss!
Mary Ann

AJoy said...

The frog is my favorite. I have a soft heart when it comes to frogs...both my girls love them!

The sentiment is perfect too!

April
nginerd at gmail dot com

Aimee said...

Both of your projects are adorable. Love the bubbles embossing on the frog!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute projects! I love the frog, he is so cute! abusybee24atcoxdotnet

TeresaK said...

I am loving the mail box! I ALMOST bought one at Target to decorate for my granddaughter but then didn't! Now seeing yours I sure wish I had! The frog tag is darn cute too!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
Teresa
happiqueen at aol dot com

Gina said...

I love both, but the frog is just too cute!!
This is my first blog hop! So excited!
thanks!
Gina
ginascraftingspot.com

handmadebymia said...

i love the mail box it is so super adorable. thanks for sharing. also thanks for the chance to win.

mia_initialpink@hotmail.com

Joana said...

Just love your mail box!! And the tag is so cute!! Thank you very much for sharing :)

postaisdajoana at gmail dot com

Kaye said...

I like the mailbox...but the frog is awesome! He is telling a tale...good job!

katieo said...

Loave the mailbox idea. Great to put candy in for teacher gifts. katieoscreations@gmail.com

Cyndi said...

I really like them both, but my favorite is the frog. It is adorable. Thank you for the chance to win and starting the blog hop.
You can find me at
www.cyndiscraftcorner.blogspot.com

Jo Ann V said...

these are so cute. especially the froggy. thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
http://craftywithjoann.blogspot.com

jenni said...

I LOVE your mail box, I want to put it on my side table with valentine's spilling out, so cute!
jpshirley@ymail.com

Linda said...

Oh my I have been out all day. This is so wonderful. I love the mail box. The hop turned out wonderful. Thanks Amber for getting it all together.
Hugs,
Linda

Melissa said...

Loved them both! But love the usefulness of the mailbox!

Melissa
dolfnz777 at yahoo dot com

Lesley from WI said...

Both projects are cute but I really like the mailbox! Can't believe it's from the $1.00 bin at Target. Have to get over there. I love what you did with the flag on it!!
lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Jen said...

I would have to say my fave is the mailbox because I LOVE PINK!! I also love your cute frog. The sentiments are awesome! TFS
hugs,jen
jennyscards.blogspot.com
jenniferhogge07 at yahoo dot com

Cathe said...

I would have to say that I love the bookmark...mainly because I love frogs...LOL

Cathe
ovalemama@gmail.com
http://ovalemamas.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I really like your frog. He is adorable and I really like your embossing. You can reach me at fmuth3@live.com

M squared

Natalie said...

The Frog tag is AWEsome!! love the embossing.
natmethner@hotmail.com

Lizabeth said...

Both your projects are so..... cute but that darn frog almost dares you to kiss it.A great tag for Valentines day.
croftangry77@yahoo.com

Nana Jo said...

Cute - cute frog. Love that embossing.

mmlmn@polarcomm.com

Stephanie said...

Both are cute. My fav is the mailbox. Love the paper you created and it's pink!
stuff@gt.rr.com

terriennz said...

They are both SO cute.. but I LOVE the embellishment on that frog! lol Don't you just LOVE the Cuttlebug!? I DO! lol I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win!!

Terrie Barroso
terriennz@att.net
crafteecards.blogspot.com

hkatmom said...

I love the frog tag!!! Thanks for the inspiration.

jlhalovingood@comcast.net

scrappydappydoodler said...

The frog is my favorite. I love froggies.
You can reach me at scrappydappydoodler at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Really enjoy your Frog Tag. Extremely cute! Thx.

Melissa
melissa.hymer@gmail.com

moknowsall said...

the frog is my fav. i like the way you embossed him. and the kiss kiss is perfect. i like your ideas and will use them the next time I need a frog....
maureen
mo_sala@pacbell.net

VICTORIA said...

Love both projects Amber but if i had to choose it would be the Mailbox. Great job on both.
win_or_lose52@hotmail.com
or
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Distressed Love said...

I love the cute little frog tag!! Adorable!

going on to check out the rest of the blog hop!

Thanks,
Jessica JerzyMomma06@comcast.net

Sarah said...

I simply adore the cute frog tag--how adorable! Love it!

Sarah
sarahvaitmelby@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Very cute projects, BUT I LOVE that little frog! the cb folder that you used really makes the card! I've never heard of these stamps or seen them but would love to try them. Thanks for a chance the wonderful set you're giving away.

wendy dot roos2boys at gmail dot com

jbrasseaux said...

I like both projects but the little pink mail box made me wish my granddaughter was old enough to be in school. In the old, old days we passed out Valentine cards to each of our school/classmates. I wonder if they are allowed to do that now a days. jbrasseaux@hotmail.com

kkay214 said...

i love the mail box it is toooo cute and my b-day is V-day so anything that represents my day is awesome!!
kkay

kkay2140204@yahoo.com

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Both projects are done very well....I have to pick the mailbox only because I am terrified of frogs....although he is very cute........Thanks for a chance for your giveaway....hope to win

AnnCarolW@aol.com

maryanns said...

Both of your projets are spectacular. However, the frog is absolutely adorable. I love the way you embossed and used stickles to highlight it. Great job.

maryanns
vsturm@ec.rr.com

Melissa Pearson said...

These are both really great projects but I have a soft spot for frogs so I'd have to pick the frog tag. Love it!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
melpearson@hotmail.ca

Angela said...

I love both projects, but most of all I love the mailbox. It would be perfect for getting Valentines!
Angela
lsuermaa@gmail.com

craftaholic said...

Both of your Projects are so adorable, but I i have to choose, The mailbox is the big winner!! TFS!!! And thanks for the super giveaway!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
Rexann

Cindylu2u said...

Your Kiss kiss frog tag in my fav, but the are both great projects!! Thsnks
Cindy
miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

Alicia said...

I really enjoy the mailbox. I love finding cheap items at stores and then fixing them up to make them look super cute! Great job!
bubblz190 at hotmail dot com

Sarah's Scrap Space said...

I think both your projects are great but since I have to pick one I would choose the mailbox because 1) I am terrified of frogs even though your paper one is cute and 2) the stamps on the mailbox allowed you to make your own patterned paper and 3) It is just adorable and would be great for kids in school to get their valentines in. I became a follower of your blog today since I just found it through this hop. thanks for the chance to win some awesome stamps... Cya soon!
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NanetteMT said...
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NanetteMT said...

I like both but if I have to pick one I pick the frog. It is just to cute.

Nanette
nanettemt@yahoo.com

Monica-FC said...

I love both projects you did, BUT, I do have to choose the frog tag as I think frogs are adorable. I love them and collect them.
Monica
moroni_44484@yahoo.com

Darlene said...

I love the froggie!! so cute!

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Mariposa23 said...

The frog tag is cute and funny, but I have to go with the mailbox. I'm not a pink fan, but with Valentine's Day coming up, I need to get in the pink spirit!

Suzy said...

Love the tag! Thanks for sharing the chance to win the cute stamp set.
~Suzy suzyq28024@gmail.com

dlwidder said...

I like the mailbox. I've been browsing the SP store repeatedly for a the last few days, so I recognize a lot of the stamps. :-) It's always cool to see them in use to help envision what I could make w/them too.

Heather said...

I love the frog tag! So cute!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Kasey Litt said...

Really cute! I need to start using my Cricut again...I just got the Imagine but I haven't really started to use it. You inspire me!
Kasey
craftygirlga@gmail.com

Vicki said...

So cute. I like the mailbox best. Thanks for sharing.

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Anna said...

Both are adorable but my fave would be the mailbox.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy at gmail dot com

AmandaB said...

Hey Amber, I love your super cute mailbox..Thanks for the chance to win...

Amanda:0)

Daysie Cervantes said...

I think the mailbox is really cute! TFS! Target here I come... =]

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Vic said...

Love the mailbox!

iamvictorias at gmail dot com

Debican said...

Amber, The frog is really good but I have to say the mailbox is my fave cuz I can tell you put alot of work into it. Hugs, Debi

Lisa aka Myran said...

They're both adorable Amber but I'm loving the mail box! Really creative :)

Helen said...

Amber I love both projects but I would have to say the mailbox is my favorite because I bought some of these last year for my son's teacher but thought them rather plain. Now I know what to do with them!!!! Wonderful project!!!

Wendy Robins said...

Hi Amber, I love the mail box, it is very cute.
wrobins177@yahoo.com

Jennifer said...

Amber,
Love the mailbox, but the frog is adorable!! Can't wait to see the rest of the projects!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!

Karen said...

Good Morning Amber,
I love the mailbox. thanks for sharing
karen_staten@hotmail.com

GiGi said...

I love both of your projects but that mailbox is just TOO CUTE! Thanks for the great hop! I really saw alot of cool things!
booger1 at tds.net

Scrappinbutterfly said...

Both of your projects are very cute but I love the frog. Thanks for sharing:)

Ginger said...

LOVE the frog! We are big frog fans here. It's also not too girly so I could made one for my little guy :)

kimmisu said...

I love the mailbox!!!! Great idea
Kim
kimmisu@myself.com

Sandy S. said...

Great projects. I have a mail box I purchased last year and still have not decorated. Gotta get busy!

Sandy
http://thecraftycreationspot.blogspot.com/

Lillian Child said...

That frog prince is seriously CUTE, Amber! Just fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

I love the mail box! Pink and red are my favorite colors. I'm such a girly girl. Thanks for having this blog hop. I'm looking forward to watching your blog. :)

Miranda said...

I like both but since I have to choose, I would say the frog tag! Only because I am a frog fan! lol I love frogs and have them everywhere in my house! TFS

mlenclade at gmail dot com

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shersl84bed said...

Super cute mailbox, that would be great for kids parties at school. ShersL84bed at aol dot com

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Amanda said...

Love that frog tag!! Great job!
Amanda (als1048@gmail.com)

cricutalltime said...

wow love the frog tag.really cute mailbox.i need to start working on mine soon before valentines day gets here.tfs

CuteCuteWorld said...

super cute projects! I would have to say that the tag is my favourite. The shape is awesome and I love how you embossed the frog, too cute! but I love the mailbox as well, it would be great for little kids to take to school and fill it with their valentines.
jordanoo@live.ca

Brenna said...

The projects are both really cute, But I really like the tag. It seems like it is a bit more versatile, and I like that it isn't totally overridden with pink and red even though it is a "love/valentines" theme! Very cute
Brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Suni Smith Brandt said...

I am crazy about your mailbox, so cute, my granddaughters would love them !!!! Congrats on your 1st blog hop !!!

dannysuni@msn.com

Alicia said...

I love the mailbox. I'm going to check and see if I can find one at Target. The Ultimate Sentiments would get the most use from me, but all of them are great.
CraftOasis@gmail.com

Celeste B. said...

Cute projects!! I think my favorite is the mailbox; I just love how cute it is and it reminds me of my little girl (she'd love it). So adorable, TFS! :)

Celeste B.
ccscards.blogspot.com
mctdbillman at gmail dot com

Kristin said...

Great project! I love the mailbox!

Kristin
ksully4597 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

The mailbox is my favorite!!! Thanks for sharing!

Nichole
nlboger@hotmail.com

Creative Diva said...

I really love the Frog Tag! I so love the Sweethearts challenge. Thanks for giving us a chance to win.
creativediva98@gmail.com
creativediva98.blogspot.com

My Crafting Time said...

I love the mailbox the best! Thanks for the blog hop. I'm a new follower. TFS

stacy at mycraftingtime dot com
www.mycraftingtime.com

stefeni said...

I like your mailbox project the best. I'm always too late when I go to Target and get those cute mailboxes. Thanks for hosting this fun hop.

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